- Job posted on: 15th Jul 2021
- Applications close:
Wellways programs in the ACT offer Step Up, Step Down at Home outreach support to people with a mental illness living within the ACT. The Step Up, Step Down at home approach provides alternative options to hospital admission, early intervention and more options for support for people with a mental illness particularly following a presentation at the Emergency Department with a mental health concern and not being admitted, an unsuccessful referral to the ACCESS team, repeated presentations to the watch house and/ or increasing concerns from the GP about someone's mental health. Outreach support provides transitional support for those likely to enter the Step Up, Step Down service or returning to their usual community accommodation.
The programs aim to improve mental health outcomes for the target group and to provide opportunities to increase knowledge, skills and confidence to manage future crisis through increased awareness of and the capacity to access community resources and support networks as well as education and training and employment where appropriate.
Evidence of development of personal resources of participants is measured using valid recognised outcome measures. The service targets people over 16 years of age who experience mental illness and operates 52 weeks per year with service delivery hours matched to the needs of the target group.
The goals of the program are to:
To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:
Wellways works with people with mental illness and other psychosocial disabilities, their families and friends to improve their wellbeing and to gain inclusion into communities. We provide this support through recovery, education and advocacy programs and provide a range of innovative rehabilitation programs. We currently employ over 450 staff and work across multiple sites within Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.
Please complete an online application via our Careers page. Further information about the role is also available on our Careers page: click Apply Now & enter ref code: 5576552.
For a confidential discussion about the role, we encourage you to contact Manon Keir - Coordinator, Step Up Step Down on 0427 467 204.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience are encouraged to apply. Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.